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St. Joseph Medical Center Launches Latino Health Center of Excellence

September 8, 2021

To better serve the growing population of Hispanic patients who come through the doors of St. Joseph Medical Center, the hospital is looking forward to opening the Latino Health Center of Excellence later this fall. The medical-surgical/telemetry unit will see patients who identify as “Spanish-speaking preferred” and serve as a place for non-acute patients to recover after undergoing a procedure. ...

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St. Joseph Medical Center Receives Five-Star Recognition from Healthgrades for the Seventh Consecutive Year

August 30, 2021

For seven consecutive years, Healthgrades, a leading resource that connects consumers, physicians, and health systems, has recognized St. Joseph Medical Center as a five-star recipient for excellence in vaginal delivery in 2021. The Healthgrades five-star rating indicates that the clinical outcomes for vaginal delivery at St. Joseph Medical Center are statistically better than expected. Known for ...

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Right on Track: St. Joseph Medical Center Making Progress on $92 Million Renovation Project

August 30, 2021

St. Joseph Medical Center began an extensive renovation project late last year to bring its patients improved access to state-of-the art medical care. All phases of construction are currently on pace to be finished by the end of 2022. “We look forward to strengthening our capabilities with newly renovated facilities that will provide us the infrastructure necessary to continue our legacy of deliv...

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Keys to Women’s Health: Navigating Breast Cancer and Osteoporosis

August 24, 2021

Breast cancer and osteoporosis are two common conditions prevalent in women. The likelihood of a successful outcome is often dependent on the early detection of both diseases.  “As a general rule, women should start having regular mammograms around the age of 40, and bone density scans around age 65,” said Anuradha Aparasu, MD, an internal medicine specialist with Steward Medical Group. This ...

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Steward Health Care Completes Acquisition of Five South Florida Hospitals Bringing Physician-Led Care To More Communities In The Region - En Español A Continuación

August 2, 2021

Innovator in coordinated, compassionate care, Steward is ready to tackle COVID-19 surge and bring high-quality healthcare to the many diverse communities in South Florida DALLAS, TX (August 2, 2021) – Today, Steward Health Care System, LLC (Steward) successfully completed the acquisition of five hospitals in South Florida from Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) including North Shore Med...

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St. Joseph Medical Center, A Steward Family Hospital, Holds Open House for New Latino Health Center of Excellence Coming this Fall

July 20, 2021

(Houston, TX) —This week, St. Joseph Medical Center hosted an open house for its groundbreaking new Latino Health Center of Excellence, which will offer culturally responsive care for the hospital’s Spanish speaking preferred patients. The dedicated medical and surgical unit will provide comprehensive care, free of language barriers, geared specifically to the needs of SJMC’s diverse patient ...

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Steward Health Care Appoints Sr. Vimala Vadakumpadan to Board of Directors

July 12, 2021

DALLAS, TX -- Steward Health Care today announced the appointment of Sr. Vimala Vadakumpadan to its Board of Directors. A member of the Dominican Sisters of the Presentation, she has served as Chairperson of the Board of Steward’s Saint Anne’s Hospital in Fall River, Massachusetts since 2005. A native of Kerala, India, Sr. Vimala received a Bachelor of Arts in Management from Bhopal School of Sci...

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Steward Health Care Adds Joe Deschryver As South Regional President

June 21, 2021

DeSchryver – a 20-year industry veteran – to oversee Steward Health Care operations across Texas, Florida, Louisiana, and Arkansas DALLAS (June 21, 2021) – Steward Health Care, the nation’s largest physician-owned and -led healthcare network, has added Joe DeSchryver as Regional President, Steward Health Care, South Region. DeSchryver brings 20 years of experience operating acute care hospitals an...

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Steward Health Care To Acquire Five Hospitals In The Miami-Dade/Southern Broward Area From Tenet Healthcare

June 16, 2021

Acquisition of Tenet hospitals and hospital-affiliated operations will bring greater access to high-quality care in South Florida   DALLAS, TX (June 16, 2021) – Today, Steward Health Care System, LLC (Steward) and Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) announced that they have signed a definitive agreement regarding the acquisition by Steward of Tenet’s five hospitals an...

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Steward Health Care Vaccinates 100,000 Americans – And Counting – Against Covid-19

May 20, 2021

Physician-owned network’s 40,000 health care professionals unite to fight pandemic Dallas (May 20, 2021) – Steward Health Care, the nation’s largest physician-owned and -led health care network, has fully vaccinated 100,000 Americans in the fight against COVID-19 – and continues to vaccinate patients at an average rate of 845 people per day across the country. Steward Health Care employs more than...

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Treating Common Orthopedic Ailments in Men

May 17, 2021

Men of all ages are susceptible to orthopedic ailments, whether in the form of back pain, shoulder pain, or knee pain. Fred Speck, MD, an orthopedic surgeon with SJMC Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, says there are a variety of orthopedic conditions that affect men differently.  “Sometimes men will engage in some activity over one weekend and quickly learn they’ve overdone it when they wake u...

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Keeping Men’s Health in Check with Regular Screenings

May 17, 2021

When it comes to going to the doctor, men are notorious for putting off those appointments until they don't feel well, or they notice something awry in their bodies. By the time they do seek medical care, they may be facing a full-blown diagnosis.  "Routine health care screenings provide a means of early detection and ultimately prevention of various diseases," said Dr. Farris Blount, family ...

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St. Joseph Medical Center in Houston Kicks Off $92 Million Renovation

May 14, 2021

Upgrades to Houston’s first hospital will include addition of new urgent care facility plus enhanced patient rooms and ER services. Houston (May 14, 2021) – St. Joseph Medical Center (SJMC) – founded in 1887 as the first hospital in Houston – is ready for its makeover. The 134-year-old facility has kicked off $92 million in renovations over the next two years, including the addition of a new urgen...

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St. Joseph Medical Center Announces New Assistant Chief Financial Officer

April 12, 2021

St. Joseph Medical Center is excited to welcome Deborah Jones has as our new Assistant Chief Financial Officer. In this role, Jones will be responsible for overseeing the hospital’s accounting department, conducting service line analyses, and ensuring the facility meets its financial goals.  “As we continue our quest for excellence on every front, including our financials, Deborah will be a t...

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St. Joseph Medical Center Appoints Associate Chief Nursing Officer

April 5, 2021

St. Joseph Medical Center recently announced that Michelle Ziakas, MSN, MBA, RN, will serve as the Associate Chief Nursing Officer. In her new role, Ziakas will partner with the Chief Nursing Officer to oversee safety and quality aspects of patient care and manage the hospital's workforce, ensuring that each nursing department has adequate support and resources to carry out their jobs effectively....

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Southwest General Hospital To Become Texas Vista Medical Center

March 29, 2021

Hospital launches new Healthy Horizons community program as part of its new leadership commitment to reduce healthcare disparities for San Antonio’s southside families. SAN ANTONIO – After 40 years of service, Southwest General Hospital is recommitting itself to the health of generations to come with a new vision, a new name, and a new program that seeks to take a leadership role in reducing healt...

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Steward Health Care Set to Build New Hospital in St. George, Utah

March 24, 2021

Nation’s Largest Private & Physician-Led Health Care Network to Build New Facility, With Plans to Open Doors in October 2023 Hospital Will Serve Southern Utah, Offering New Care Options to One of the Fastest-Growing Patient Populations in the Southwest U.S. UTAH – Steward Health Care, the nation’s largest private, physician-owned health care network, today announced it has finalized a deal to ...

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Take Steps to Prevent Colon Cancer

March 23, 2021

Why a Colonoscopy is so Important One of the most effective ways to detect colon cancer is to undergo a colonoscopy. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have avoided going to a hospital or surgery center for their colon screening, which may now lead to increased incidence of colon cancer. “The advantage of colonoscopy is high sensitivity for cancer and all classes of precancerous polyps,...

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Coping with COVID-19 Diagnosis at Home

February 3, 2021

People have begun receiving their COVID-19 vaccines, and there’s a small glimmer of hope on the horizon about eventually making coronavirus pandemic a thing of the past.  Despite this forward progress, there is and will continue to be a high infection rate for a while. And while a percentage of the population requires hospitalization, most COVID-19 cases are treated at home. But how? Thien Ng...

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Slow and Steady Wins the Race When Starting a New Exercise Program

January 28, 2021

When starting an exercise program, our natural desire is to see results and see them quickly, especially if we’re trying to lose excess weight. We may lose patience with ourselves and, as a result, overdo it. “If you’re not in shape but aspire to achieve any fitness goal, whether that’s to lose weight or run a marathon, it will be important to build up your strength and endurance over time gradual...